Ricky Gervais had a scathing message for the liberal Hollywood elites in his opening monologue of the 2020 Golden Globes: “F*** off.”
It was a moment that conservatives had been waiting for.
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In his last hurrah as Golden Globes host, the creator of the original “The Office” television series went off on liberal celebrities.
And Gervais spared almost no one.
He recapped 2019’s hotbutton issues and slammed far-left “woke” celebrities for all their lies and hypocrisy.
His message was loud and clear — and it left conservatives cheering.
You can watch him shred Hollywood below:
“Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg, so if you win, come up, accept your award, thank your agent and your God and (expletive) off,” he said, referring to the teen climate change activist.
Gervais said the audience full of powerful TV and movie executives were all “terrified” of journalist Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who goes on trial in New York City on Monday for sexual assault.
Gervais told the crowd about Farrow: “He’s coming for you.”
After another Weinstein joke recieved groans toward the end of the broadcast, he snapped back at the crowd, “I didn’t do it. You did it!”
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He made fun of Felicity Huffman for her prison sentence in a college exam cheating scandal, saying she made the license plate on his limo.
When some groaned about his joke about the former financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in jail after being arrested for allegedly sex trafficking girls, he responded: “Shut up. I know he’s your friend.”
He also joked about the age of Leonardo DiCaprio’s dates by saying even Prince Andrew, a former friend of Epstein who has denied he was involved in Epstein’s alleged crimes, wouldn’t approve.
“Even Prince Andrew is like, ‘C’mon, Leo. Mate, you’re nearly 50,’” said Gervais.
Television cameras showed the faces of Hollywood in the crowd. Some were laughing along reluctantly, but many were visibly pleased.
True to his reputation, Gervais opened the show on Sunday with a mix of evisceration and exasperation, pretending to confuse Joe Pesci for Baby Yoda, joking thatr the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was racist for inviting a white male to host, and declaring Netflix’s takeover of Hollywood complete.
The comedic actor was bleeped multiple times, once for referring to a body part of Dame Judi Dench, and then when he advised the night’s winners to stick to thanking their agents and tonot lecture the general public.
Few in the audience should have been surprised by Gervais’ tone: He’s taken delight in dicing up the Hollywood elite with his jokes with his previous hosting stints.
Gervais said multiple times during the evening that he’d be giving up his hosting duties, but HFPA President Lorenzo Soria wanted an assurance from the foul-mouthed Gervais when Soria stepped on stage after the bleeped monologue.
“Ricky, you keep saying this is your last year hosting. For God’s sake, please put it in writing,” Soria joked.
The Associated Press contributed to this article